Tesco Plc, the largest U.K. retailer, said Chief Executive Officer Terry Leahy will step down in March after 14 years in the position. Phil Clarke , the head of the company’s operations in Asia and Europe, will succeed him.
Tesco Plc Chief Executive Officer Terry Leahy , who said yesterday he will step down next year, came to dominate the U.K. retail market. He’s leaving the rest of the world and a crowded domestic industry to his successor.
Tesco Plc Chief Executive Officer Phil Clarke’s decision to open fewer big supermarkets in the U.K. marks the end of a space race that has defined the country’s largest retailer for the past two decades, leaving online sales as his next frontier for growth.
In more than a decade as chief executive officer of Tesco Plc, Terry Leahy prided himself on the creation of an international business that grew to become a third of sales. His successor is starting to dismantle it.